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"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/400-petabytes-cloud-storage/ Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply. Between Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks. Lynn
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October 13th 17 11:04 AM
by Ed Light Go to last post
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No RPM given? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Looking at this model of Seagate 4TB drive, the ST4000DM005, and I can't find the RPM for it anywhere. Is this a new thing with drive manufacturers, not revealing the drive speed? http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/barracuda-fam/barracuda-new/en-us/docs/100804656b.pdf
September 27th 17 08:29 PM
by Percival P. Cassidy Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-stats-q2-2017/ "Since our last report for Q1 2017, we have added 635 additional hard drives to bring us to the 83,151 drives we’ll focus on. In Q1 we added over 10,000 new drives to the mix, so adding just 635...
September 8th 17 07:09 PM
by Percival P. Cassidy Go to last post
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Some observations from Backblaze Q1 stats. by Percival P. Cassidy
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/ 1. Seagate ST6000DX000 6TB "desktop" drives -- seem to be significantly more reliable than the WD 6TB WD60EFRX NAS drives 2. Seagate 8TB ST8000DM002 "desktop" drives
August 28th 17 08:19 PM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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how to get my 8 TB bare drive out of the WD 8 TB USB external drive by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
I just figured out how to get my 8 TB bare drive out of the WD 8 TB USB external drive to work in a pc as a backup drive. The drive was formatted exFAT which hung the file server pc boot for some reason. I put the USB daughter board back on the bare drive and hooked it up to my office pc. It...
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August 25th 17 09:31 PM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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"200 Petabytes of Customer Data and Counting" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"200 Petabytes of Customer Data and Counting" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/200-petabytes-of-customer-data-and-counting/ Amazing! Lynn
August 24th 17 09:49 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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WD1600YS is not 160GB by [email protected]
I have a WD1600YS disk, and try to clone it to another WD 160 GB disk, but Clonezilla tells me that it is 165 GB! So look at the label, it says 160 GB, but also 321672960 LBA. Then look at other WD drives in the junk shelf, and they are 312581808 LBA. So first world problem, I complain I got a few...
August 19th 17 01:40 AM
by Robert Nichols[_2_] Go to last post
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new WD Blue SSD 500 GB drive for $150 by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Has anyone tried the new WD Blue SSD 500 GB drive for $150 ? I have a WD 1 TB Caviar Black at home but I am ready for SSD speed. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWQ9LYV/ Lynn
August 13th 17 01:53 PM
by Mike Tomlinson Go to last post
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"IBM and Sony cram up to 330 terabytes into tiny tape cartridge" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"IBM and Sony cram up to 330 terabytes into tiny tape cartridge" https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/08/ibm-and-sony-cram-up-to-330tb-into-tiny-tape-cartridge/ "Sputtered magnetic layer, lubricant, and new heads enable massive 200Gb/inch density." I have bought my last tape...
August 5th 17 12:10 AM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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Where 2 get small capacity, quality USB flash drives online ? by bilsch
Where can I get small capacity, quality USB flash drives online? I want ten or twenty of about 4GB capacity. I want quality ones that can be over-written 1000 times or more. Can I get quality ones for say $5 apiece? TIA. Bill S.
July 21st 17 08:05 AM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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NAS supplier who releases regular firmware updates by Udo Freitaeger
I am searching for a NAS supplier resp. NAS model that releases firmware updates with security and bug fixes on a regular basis and as fast as possible and also provides longer term support (i.e. more than 2 years) The NAS model should be a 4-bay one with RAID, encryption support and minor...
July 20th 17 10:08 PM
by Percival P. Cassidy Go to last post
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Somebody is selling white label WD 8 TB bare drives on Big River for$195 by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Somebody is selling white label WD 8 TB bare drives on Big River for $195: https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD80EZZX-3-5in-5400RPM/dp/B01LQVFIL2/ "Question: Are these removed from WD MyBooks? Is the manufacturer's warranty in place? Answer: Yes they have been and the Manufacturer...
July 17th 17 10:31 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Cost Per Gigabyte" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Cost Per Gigabyte" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-cost-per-gigabyte/ "For hard drive prices, the race to zero is over: nobody won. For the past 35+ years or so, hard drives prices have dropped, from around $500,000 per gigabyte in 1981 to less than $0.03 per gigabyte...
July 13th 17 12:14 PM
by Mark F[_2_] Go to last post
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WD Green sleep timeout by Tom Del Rosso[_6_]
The WD Greens used to have a timeout of about 10 seconds, and they only had a DOS utility to change it. What's the state of their Greens now? --
July 11th 17 05:30 AM
by Neill Massello[_3_] Go to last post
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WD 8 TB red drive dropping by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"WD Red 8TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD80EFZX" https://www.amazon.com/Red-8TB-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B01BYLY4DM/ Looks like WD finally got enough drives to fill the channel as the price has dropped from $305 to $280 over the last couple of weeks. ...
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June 14th 17 11:27 PM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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SSD questions by Noob
On 15/05/2017 17:20, bit-naughty wrote: I have a desktop AND a laptop which are missing hard drives - I wanna know: is it possible to buy an SSD which I can use in BOTH somehow? Like, in the laptop just normally (it has to be small enough of course), and in the desktop with a "case" of...
May 20th 17 04:27 AM
by Computer Nerd Kev Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/ I am going to stay with WD drives, the Seagates look scary. But the new HGST drives look interesting. Lynn
May 17th 17 08:29 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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USB stick leaking by Linea Recta[_2_]
I used a Lexar USB stick yesterday to boot a computer. I haven't used the stick intensively, but now I noticed that it is leaking sticky stuff from the seam on the sides. Any idea what the stuff is? Is it toxic? Can I keep using the stick normally? --
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April 28th 17 06:33 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Seagate SeaTools versions by Percival P. Cassidy
I had SeaTools 1.2.x for Windows and did the "check for update" thing, which told me that there was no later version. When I searched online, however, I found that the Seagate Web site has ver. 1.4.0.4. Yet even that says nothing about compatibility with Windows 10. Very strange. Perce
April 16th 17 11:52 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Usb 3.0 pendrive speed no good on Synology by Freejazz
Hi, I have a DT MicroDuo 3.0 usb pendrive and I wonder why if connect my pendrive to usb 3.0 port of my Synology Ds215j i get a speed rate until 6-7Mb/s maximum? My pendrive was formatted in Ext4. Nas Synology is upgraded at the latest version.. -- 'Za Fo'! ----Android NewsGroup Reader----
April 8th 17 03:13 PM
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